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ORLEANS PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE HELPS DOZENS OF INMATES CAST ABSENTEE BALLOTS

NEW ORLEANS - 10-26-2020

Get-out-the-vote campaign also aimed at employees, contractors

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman is spearheading a campaign to give inmates who are eligible to vote a chance to participate in the Nov. 3 election via absentee ballots.

Of the 68 Orleans Justice Center inmates who requested absentee ballots, 29 were ultimately eligible to receive them. The absentee ballots are in the process of being distributed to the eligible inmates and are expected to be returned to the Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters in the coming days.

"Everyone – including those in pre-trial detention -- has an opportunity to make their voices heard through voting," Sheriff Gusman said. "Voting is an effective way to steer policy and preserve our federal republic."

In the days leading up to early voting, the Sheriff's Office also conducted four voter registration drives for employees and contractors. In addition, get-out-the -vote messages continue to appear on flyers, newsletters and a closed-circuit television channel at OPSO facilities.


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